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To test this idea, Solá Gracia and her colleagues took about 100 carpenter ants and created three colonies.
This image shows carpenter ants in Rock Creek Park in Washington DC on April 16, 2016.
The most pervasive of these include pavement ants, Argentine ants, odorous house ants and carpenter ants.
When carpenter ants come into contact with a specific fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis), a toxin released by the fungus takes control of the ant’s brain and compels it to attach itself to a leaf and wait for death.
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